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Fort St. Pierre

Fort St. Pierre

Photo by contributor Parks Canada - Posted December, 2011

Fort St. Pierre

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted September, 2013

Plaque Location

The District of Rainy River
The Town of Fort Frances
In Pither's Point Park behind a ball diamond

Coordinates: N 48 36.900 W 93 21.383


Plaque Text

The first post on Rainy Lake was Fort Tekamanigan, built by Robutel de La Noue in 1717, but soon abandoned, probably because of Sioux hostility. In 1731, Sieur de La Jemaraye, La Vérendrye's nephew and lieutenant, constructed Fort St. Pierre at the south-west end of the lake where it drains into the Rainy River. As one of the postes de la Mer de l 'Ouest it served as a trading post and base for La Vérendrye 's westward explorations. Fort St. Pierre was abandoned by the French about 1758 during the course of the Seven Years' War.

Related Ontario plaque
Sieur de La Vérendrye 1685-1749


Trading Posts

Fort Frances Plaques

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